Can a cat get pin worms?
Pinworms are probably the most disgusting kind of worms - they are very common in humans, mainly in children under age 12. They are white, and they live in the intestines and will move partly out of the anus at night to lay eggs.
Cats do not get the same kind of pinworms that affect people, so if you see something white and wiggly coming out of your cat's anus, it is not a pinworm. In most cases it is actually a feline tapeworm. The segments frequently are passed by the cat and they look very similar to pinworms and may even wiggle around. You will need to go to your vet and get the cat dewormed.
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